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'''The Commercial Club of Chicago''' resulted from the 1907 merger of two predecessor Chicago clubs:Merchants Club Executive Committee, [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10728.html ''Letter to Members of the Merchant's Club, 1906''], Chicago History Museum the Merchants Club (organized in 1896) and the Commercial Club (organized in 1877). Its most active members included George Pullman, Marshall Field, Cyrus McCormick, George Armour, Frederic Delano, Sewell Avery, Rufus C. Dawes, and Julius Rosenwald. The club promotes the economic development interests of its members. It championed member Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago (1909), also known as Burnham's plan. The plan gave the blueprint for the future growth and development of the entire Chicago region. The Commercial Club addressed many other progressive reform issues: supported...
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